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The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF)
The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Foundation (SSTF) is a Seychellois NGO which acts as a connecting platform for tourism stakeholders in Seychelles, facilitating partnerships and joint initiatives for sustainable tourism. Our vision is to make Seychelles an international best practice example for sustainable tourism through an integrated collaborative approach between public, private sector, academia and NGOs. As part of this vision our action plan is based on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) criteria, pursuing a five-year goal for Seychelles to be certified as a sustainable tourism destination by one of the GSTC-recognised bodies.
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
This organization pledged their commitment to the GSTC Criteria and Sustainable Tourism Best Practices. Learn more.
TURISTIKO Project Partners is a Chilean based international consultancy company founded in 2004.With focus in the travel & tourism industry, our approach seeks to enhance tourism sustainability creating synergy between governments, companies and communities efforts and interests. We believe that unique travel experiences are in most cases a result from this synergy. Our work reaches an ample range of tourism key issues, such as destination sustainability strategies and plans, corporate strategies, market research & segmentation, best practices implementation, communications and editorial production. With this in mind, we had developed several projects in South America; some of them oriented to the industry and others to government policies and tourism development plans. In the last few years we have been a key partner for the Chilean government Sustainable Tourism Program, developing a series of 7 Best Practices Manuals, 4 Responsible Traveler guides and giving more than 20 seminars all through the country. Our partnership approach is tangible and our work speaks for itself. We are connected to the travel & tourism industry needs and trends, always believing that we can contribute to a better world through a sustainable tourism development. For more information about TURISTIKO, please visit www.turistiko.cl
Incoming tour operator, founded in 1996, TLB Destinations offers tourism experiences in the Middle East – mainly Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. For the past 12 years, TLB Destinations has taken travellers to trips with an emphasis on “mingling” with local community and has proven that responsible tourism can significantly benefit local communities. To participate in, and contribute to local development initiatives, TLB founded CIFA (Centre d’Insertion par la Formation et l’Activité), a non-profit organization, which offers: practical training for university students; social development for unemployed; job opportunities to improve the standard of living of local community; improved relations between private and public sectors; assistance in the establishment of micro-enterprises; intervention to support deprived school children and enable them to participate in TLB’s outings. The company encourages responsible conduct of tourists during their trips to preserve destinations ecosystem. Travellers are made aware of local concerns regarding conservation of natural areas, as well as endangered and threatened heritage. TLB established national days and respects international days with events to raise awareness. For more information, please visit: www.tlb-destinations.com
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Tornos News (www.tornosnews.gr) provides reliable Greek news exclusively for tourism professionals.Its editorial staff is headed by Yiannis Papadopoulos, who has served as a tourism editor for almost 30years and is assisted by other distinguished travel and tourism journalists and experts.Its unique team of experienced and reliable commentators and reporters made Tornos News, in lessthan one year (launched in spring 2014), the #1 news site among tourism professionals in Greece.Following the astounding success of Tornos News’ Greek edition in emerging as the country’s leadingTravel Market News platform, the International Edition, www.tornosnews.com was launched inNovember 2015 with great success and prominent journalist Panos Thomakos as its Chief Editor.
TourCert has the not-for-profit objective of promoting sustainable business operations in tourism through credible training, auditing and certification. In TourCert experts from tourism, universities, environment and development organizations and politics are assembled, each contributing many years of experience in their field. They stand for qualified training, consultancy and certification. The European organizations German Church Development Service – Tourism Watch, KATE Center for Ecology & Development, Naturefriends International and University of Applied Sciences, Eberswalde are involved as partners. The criteria for certification and the “TourCert” label are in the hands of an independent certification council. The label is the official distinction for sustainability and corporate responsibility in tourism.
Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon)
The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon), based in Whitehorse, Canada is an NGO that has been the voice of Yukon’s Tourism industry for over 40 years. Representing almost 400 members from tourism-based businesses, TIA Yukon assists its members through the training programs and workshops that it administers, working to develop niche tourism sectors relevant to the region, advocating on issues that impact the Yukon’s tourism industry and acting as a conduit for partnership building and networking. TIA Yukon works closely with government and other tourism stakeholders to ensure that the territory’s tourism potential remains strong and that tourism operators are able to pursue opportunities as they arise. The overarching goal of TIA Yukon is to promote tourism in the Yukon through community engagement. For more information, please visit http://tiayukon.com/
Tourism Vancouver is a destination marketing organization and business association representing approximately 1,000 members in tourism and related industries/activities. Our purpose is to effectively market Metro Vancouver as a destination for leisure, meeting and event travelers. Our goals are to attract visitors to the region, encourage them to stay longer and ensure they return. This is done through the coordinated group action of members and staff working together.
We live, breathe and share Vancouver: Our passion for the destination motivates all we do. We champion tourism as a positive force for the city and are invested in the sustainability of our industry.
Transat A.T. Inc.
Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel. It offers vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel under the Transat and Air Transat brands to some 60 destinations in 26 countries in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Based in Montreal, the company has 5,000 employees. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 10 years.